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Jan 30, 2013 6:30pm EST
giffords of arizona was led by the hand by her husband, mark kelly. it was two years ago this month that giffords was shot through the head during a meeting in tucson. 18 others were shot and six died. a day of testimony began with this: >> speaking is difficult, but i need to say something important. violence is a big problem. too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. it will be hard, but the time is now. you must act. be bold. be courageous. americans are counting on you. thank you. >> pelley: giffords, who is partially blind, resigned from congress last year. the rest of today's hearing featured gun control advocates and opponents, and our nancy cordes was there. >> reporter: at one end of the witness table was gabrielle giffords' husband. at the other was the c.e.o.st national rifle association, wayne lapierre, who argued new gun laws are nun necessary. >> the fact is we could dramatically cut crime in this country with guns and save lives all over this country if we would start enforcing the 9,000 federal laws we have on the books. i'm talking about
CBS
Jan 30, 2013 12:00pm EST
shooting in 2011, and came to capitol hill with her husband, retired astronaut mark kelly to push for tighter gun restrictions. members of the senate judiciary committee are discussing an assault weapons ban and strengthening background checks. >> when i bought firearms in vermont, i go through the background check. i would expect everybody else to. >> reporter: nra executive vice president wayne lapierre is representing the powerful gun lobby at the hearing. >> let's be honest. background checks will never be universal because criminals will never submit to them. >> reporter: while gun control is getting new attention here on capitol hill, getting laws passed is an uphill battle. republicans as well as many democrats are strong supporters of gun rights. >> the 1994 assault weapon ban did not stop columbine. the justice department found the ban ineffective. >> reporter: senator diane fine stain has already introduced a new assault weapons ban. senator chuck schumer is behind feinstein's bill, but he is not optimistic it will pass. >> but i think we're going to give it the old coll
CBS
Jan 30, 2013 7:00pm EST
, former congress member gabrielle giffords and her husband mark kelly. giffords told lawmakers the time is now and you must act. also on the hill nra vice president wayne lapierre. >> my problem with background checks is you're never going to get criminals to go through universal background checks. >> the criminals won't go to purchase the guns because there will be a background check. we'll stop them from the original purchase. you miss that point completely and it's basic. >> senator, i think you missed it. >> let there be order. >> just a taste of the conflict ahead between getting any new legislation passed will be tough with gun rights supporters on both sides of the aisle. >>> let's party a bit down in new orleans. wusa9 anchor andrea roane there is for our glitz and blitz team coverage. at super bowl xlvii, hey, andrea. >> reporter: hi there, derek. look where i am, on stage at snug harbor here with the uptown jazz orchestra and its leader delcio marsalis and we'll listen to them play a little, but this is what louisiana is all about, great food, great music and it's all right h
CBS
Jan 30, 2013 5:00pm EST
mark kelly. a ban on large capacity magazines he said may have injured the gunman from taking his wife's life when he took six drives. >> when he tried to reload, he dropped the magazine and a woman grabbed it and it gave bystanders a time to tackle him. >> reporter: republican lindsay lindsey graham offered a counter example of a woman running out of bullets defending herself. some democratic senators have introduced legislation to ban high capacity magazines and assault style weapons, expanding background checks also up for debate. >> my problem with background checks is you're never going to get criminals to go through universal back ground checks. >> reporter: wayne lapierre pressed the nra's position. >> the criminals won't go to purchase the guns because there will be a background check. we'll stop them from the original purchase. you miss that point completely and i think it's basic. >> senator, i think you missed it. >> let there be order. >> reporter: getting any new legislation passed is expected to be difficult. there are gun rights supporters on both sides of the aisle.
CBS
Jan 30, 2013 7:00am EST
, gabrielle gift today was badly injured in a shooting in 2011. mark kelly will argue that an assault rifle like the one used to wound his wife and kill others should be banned from the streets. the policies are complicated. even some of the most liberal are supporters of gun rights including patrick leahy. harry reid of nevada was noncommit tall when he asked about the assault weapons ban intro dusd by his colleague dianne feinstein. any move to restrict gun ownership will be met with fierce opposition from the right. >> gun violence is not a disease. and lawful gun ownership is not a disease. it is a constitutionally protected individual right. >> gun laws here in the district of columbia are pretty strict but they're pushing for the committee to work with law enforcement so at the next hearing they can bring in some semiautomatic weapons. the point they want to make, they say, is these weapons in the hands of law-abiding citizens are perfectly same. charlie and norah? >> nancy, thanks. >>> he orange rally spoke with mark kelly and gabrielle giffor giffords about gun control. good morning
CBS
Jan 31, 2013 4:00am EST
' husband mark kelly pushed forward requiring background checks but wayne la pea year of the national rifle association said criminals never submit to them. >> we're going to make all the law-abiding people go through the system and we're not going to prosecute any of the bad guys if we do catch one, and none of it makes any sense in the real world. >> requiring private sellers to require a background check before they transfer a gun is -- i mean for us, i can't think of something that would make our country safer than doing just that. >> during his testimony kelly made reference to another shooting in arizona. a gunman opened fire at a phoenix office yesterday. one person was killed. two others were wounded. and the gunman is on the run. >>> city officials in newtown, connecticut, where 26 people were shot dead at an elementary school are calling for tougher gun control measures. hundreds attend add hearing last night and randall pinkston reports. >> reporter: skyla lewis set the picture of her son jesse. he was among the 26 killed at sandy hook elementary school. >> together we can turn t
CBS
Jan 30, 2013 6:00am EST
mark kelly. wayne lapierre, the executive vice president for the national rifle association is also scheduled to testify. congress is considering new gun safety legislation which includes an assault weapons ban, limits on high capacity magazine clips, and universal background checks. >>> president obama says now is the time to pass immigration reform. during a campaign style speech in las vegas, the president praised a bipartisan agreement between a group of eight senators. the agreement would lead to an eventual citizenship for roughly eight million undocumented immigrants in the u.s. it also strengthens border security and allows for better guest worker programs. >>> and the senate has confirmed massachusetts senator john kerry to be next secretary of state. kerry will replace hillary clinton who is steps down after four years. massachusetts will hold a special election to replace kerry. >>> soon you'll have a chance to enjoy several pieces of chinese history. the new exhibit called style in silk, tradition and innovation in chinese fashion begins this friday, february 1 and runs
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